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Govs, Nigerian govt plan to lift 24m out of poverty in 11 years

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The Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the Federal Government said on Friday they have commenced a Human Capital Development program that would lift 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

The NGF disclosed this in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja.

Bello-Barkindo said the plan was jointly embarked on by the Forum and the Office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, adding that the process commenced on Monday in Kaduna and culminated in Ekiti on Thursday.

According to him, the overall vision of the HCD was concentrated in three thematic areas of education, public health and nutrition and the workforce.

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“Human capital is the stock of habits, knowledge, social and personal attributes embodied in the ability to perform labour to produce economic value.

“It is unique and different from any other capital. It is needed for people to achieve goals, develop and remain innovative,” Bello-Barkindo said.

He noted that the Core Working Group (CWG) of the plan led by Yosola Akinbi of the Vice President’s Office, commenced its sensitisation tour in Kaduna State, adding that Akinbi met with Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the state’s HCD Focal Person, Sagir Ahmed.

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